Arsenal thrashed Spurs thanks to superb first-half display at the Emirates Stadium
On Matchday 6 of the English Premier League, Arsenal demolished Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby, scoring three goals by the 34th minute (FT, 3-1). It was the third win in a row for Mikel Arteta’s side.
In the 27th minute, another attacking move similar to the first goal happened, with striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tapped in after a low-gound cross from the No. 10 who had netted earlier.
And much to the Gunners’ delight, in the 34th minute, after an attack that forced Harry Kane back into his own penalty area to make a poor sliding tackle, Bukayo Saka picked up the ball and made the score a resounding one.
As it stands, the side of Nuno Espirito Santo have lost their third consecutive EPL game, conceding nine goals, while the boys of Mikel Arteta got back on track with three straight Premier League victories after losing three games in their opening three rounds of the league. Spurs are 11th, with Arsenal now ahead in 10th.
Coach Mikel Arteta speaking after the match:
“I think in life you have to show gratitude. These people have stood by this club and these players. This win is for them. When you are trying rebuild and trying to do the right things you have to stay by your values. Now we are creating the connection with our supporters.”The Spaniard expresses his thank-you to the fans.
“We had great determination, great energy and great quality. I really enjoyed it. I see the belief the players have in what we do in training. They have the quality to put it into practice. It is important that they make each other better. It’s about raising the level in the team and training. If they all have that mentality then what happened today happens.”
- On Matchday 7, the Red-and-Whites take on Brighton & Hove Albion on the road (2 October), while Spurs take on Aston Villa at home (3 October).
- Arteta staked his Arsenal future on a long-term plan but admits he will not get quick results and has called for patience. The London side are the youngest team in the English Premier League, with an average age of 25.
- Arsenal have recorded their 600th Premier League win, just the third side to reach this total after Chelsea (601) and Manchester United (691).